Bands/Musicians Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Nonesuch Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Nonesuch Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Nonesuch Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Nonesuch Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Nonesuch Records.

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Adam Guettel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Musical theatre Adam Guettel is an American composer-lyricist of musical theater and opera. He is best known for the musical The Light in the Piazza, for which he won two Tony Awards, for Best Score and Best ...more

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Alarm Will Sound is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Classical music, Experimental classical music Alarm will Sound Inc is an organization running Alarm Will Sound.

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Amadou & Mariam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Worldbeat, Jazz, Blues Amadou & Mariam are a Grammy Award-nominated musical duo from Mali, composed of the couple Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia. The pair, known as "the blind couple from Mali" met ...more

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Bill Frisell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Soundtrack, Americana, Experimental rock William Richard "Bill" Frisell is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on ...more

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. She initially became known as ...more

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Bob Telson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
World music, Classical music Bob Telson is a film music contributor.

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Bombino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, World music, Blues Omara "Bombino" Moctar is an internationally acclaimed Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter from Agadez, Niger. His music frequently addresses Tuareg geopolitical concerns and is ...more

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Brad Mehldau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-bop, Jazz Bradford Alexander "Brad" Mehldau is an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. Mehldau studied music at The New School, and toured and recorded while still a student. He was a ...more

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Brian Blade is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Alternative rock Brian Blade is an American jazz drummer, composer, session musician, and singer-songwriter.

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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Outsider music Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the rock band the Beach Boys.

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Buena Vista Social Club is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Rumba, Salsa music, Bolero The Buena Vista Social Club was a members club in Havana, Cuba, that closed in the 1940s, as well as a 1990's band, an album, a film and an unofficial brand name representing the musical spirit ...more

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Bulgarian State Radio & Televi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Bulgarian music, Folk music, Music of the Republic of Macedonia The Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir is an internationally renowned World Music ensemble that performs modern arrangements of traditional Bulgarian folk melodies. It is most ...more

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Carolina Chocolate Drops is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Old-time music, Bluegrass, Country The Carolina Chocolate Drops is an old-time string band from Durham, North Carolina. Their 2010 album, Genuine Negro Jig, won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album at the 53rd Annual ...more

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Chris Eldridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive bluegrass, Bluegrass Chris Eldridge is an American guitarist and singer best known for being a member of Punch Brothers. He was also a founding member of the bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters. His father is ...more

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Chris Thile is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Classical music, Progressive bluegrass Christopher Scott "Chris" Thile is an American virtuoso mandolinist, best known as the mandolinist and a singer for the progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek and the acoustic ...more

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Christina Courtin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Acoustic music, Soul music Christina Courtin is an American singer, violinist, and songwriter. A performer from an early age and a graduate of the Juilliard School, Christina Courtin released her first, self-titled, album ...more

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Dan Auerbach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Garage rock, Blues Daniel Quine "Dan" Auerbach is an American musician and record producer best known as the guitarist and vocalist for The Black Keys, a blues rock band from Akron, Ohio. As a member of ...more

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David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Worldbeat, Experimental music David Byrne is a Scottish musician and a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his ...more

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Don Byron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Klezmer, Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop Don Byron is a Composer.

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Duncan Sheik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock Duncan Sheik is an American singer-songwriter and composer. Initially finding success as a singer, most notably for his 1996 debut single "Barely Breathing", he later expanded to ...more

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Emmylou Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music Emmylou Harris is an American singer and songwriter. She has released many popular albums and singles over the course of her career, and as of 2015 she has won 13 Grammys as well as numerous ...more

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Gipsy Kings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Flamenco, Flamenco rumba The Gipsy Kings are a group of musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France who perform in Spanish with an Andalusian accent. Although group members were born in France, their ...more

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Gorō Yamaguchi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Gorō Yamaguchi Gagaku Gorō Yamaguchi a Japanese shakuhachi player, was known for his musicality, phrasing, impeccable technique in solo and ensemble performances. He headed the Chikumeisha shakuhachi guild and became ...more

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Iron & Wine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Folk rock, Indie folk Samuel Beam, better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, is an American singer-songwriter. He has released five studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as a few ...more

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Iva Bittová is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-progressive rock, Folk music, Experimental rock Iva Bittová is a Czech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer. She began her career as an actress in the mid-1970s, appearing in several Czech feature films, but switched to playing ...more

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Jay Bennett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Americana, Pop music, Rock music Jay Walter Bennett was an American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer, and singer-songwriter, best known for his work with the band Wilco.

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Jeff Tweedy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock, Alternative country Jeffrey Scot "Jeff" Tweedy is an American songwriter, musician, record producer best known as the leader of the bands Wilco, Tweedy, Golden Smog, Loose Fur, and Uncle Tupelo.

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John Adams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Opera, Contemporary classical music, Minimal music John Adams is a film music composer.

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John Stirratt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Folk rock, Alternative rock John Chadwick Stirratt is the bassist and multi-instrumentalist for Wilco, and The Autumn Defense.

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John Zorn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Dark ambient, Noise rock, Klezmer John Zorn is a film score composer, screenwriter, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, saxophonist, record producer and a composer.

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Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and Western Canada and then busking in the ...more

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Jonny Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Soundtrack, Electronic music, Classical music Jonathan Richard Guy "Jonny" Greenwood is an English musician and composer best known as a member of the rock band Radiohead. Beyond his primary roles as Radiohead's lead guitarist and ...more

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Joshua Redman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Joshua Redman is an American jazz saxophonist and composer. In 1991, he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition.

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k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Folk music Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC, known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress. Lang has won both Juno Awards and Grammy Awards for her musical ...more

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Kronos Quartet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
String quartet, Contemporary classical music The Kronos Quartet is an American string quartet based in San Francisco. The quartet celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary, in 1999, when they had a repertoire of over 600 works, which ...more

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Laura Veirs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music Laura Pauline Veirs is an American singer-songwriter.

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Laurie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Experimental music, Art rock Laura Phillips "Laurie" Anderson is an American experimental performance artist, composer and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and ...more

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Lev Zhurbin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, World music, Classical music Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin is a composer, violist, and arranger. Ljova is the author of over 70 original compositions for classical, jazz, and folk music ensembles. He has also contributed musical ...more

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Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Malcolm John Rebennack, better known by his stage name Dr. John, is an American singer and songwriter. His music combines blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll. Active as a session ...more

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Michael Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music Michael Jay Feinstein is an American singer, pianist, and music revivalist. He is an interpreter of, and an anthropologist and archivist for, the repertoire known as the Great American Songbook. ...more

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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Classical music Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is an American classical violinist and teacher.

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Allen Toussaint is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Blues Allen Toussaint is an American musician, composer, record producer, and influential figure in New Orleans R&B. Many of Toussaint's songs have become familiar through versions by other ...more

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Natalie Merchant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Alternative rock Natalie Anne Merchant is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She joined the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 and left it to begin her solo career in 1993.

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Nataly Dawn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Nataly Dawn Indie pop, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music Nataly Dawn is a musician.

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Nicholas Payton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Nicholas Payton is an American trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist. A Grammy Award winner, he is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a prolific and provocative writer who comments on a ...more

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Pat Metheny is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Ethno jazz, Crossover jazz, Pop music Patrick Bruce "Pat" Metheny is an American jazz guitarist and composer. He is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works and other side projects. His ...more

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Pat Metheny Group is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Crossover jazz, World music, Jazz fusion Pat Metheny Group is a jazz fusion group founded in 1977. The core members of the group are guitarist, composer and bandleader Pat Metheny; and keyboardist and composer Lyle Mays, who was part ...more

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Philip Glass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Opera, Classical music, Contemporary classical music Philip Morris Glass is an American composer. He is considered one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century. His music is also often controversially described as minimal ...more

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Punch Brothers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Classical music, Acoustic music, Progressive bluegrass Punch Brothers is a band consisting of Chris Thile, Gabe Witcher, Noam Pikelny, Chris Eldridge, and Paul Kowert. Their style has been described as "bluegrass instrumentation and spontaneity ...more

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R. Luke DuBois is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Nonesuch Records Complete Artist Roster
Musical improvisation, Computer music, Experimental music Roger Luke DuBois is an American composer, performer, conceptual new media artist, programmer, record producer and pedagogue based in New York City.